Government Asks Coca-Cola Not to Dispose Toxic Sludge in Fields
Times News Network
Novemeber 18, 2003

MADURAI: The Coca Cola company has been advised not to dispose its 'sludge' in the agricultural fields following detection of 'metal' content, a senior official of the Central Pollution Control Board, D C Sharma who probed the complaints against the company in Kerala, said on Tuesday.

The origin of the metal content in the sludge was "unexplained", he told reporters here.

"We don't know how metals come... we are analysing. The company had been advised not to dispose the sludge".

He said the sludge contained cadmium and lead. The metal content was not high or dangerous but might cause harm over a period of time.

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